In Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic Rescue, the titular character of the Disney TV show is on a mission to fix broken toys scattered around her world. Kids help the toy-fixer by controlling which path her bike takes on the way to the location of a broken toy, and then helping to fix the toy.
How to Play
Doc McStuffins and her helpers Hally the Hippo, Lambie the Lamb, and Stuffy the Dragon spring onto Doc's mobile clinic (aka her bike and pull-behind carrier) to go on three rescue missions. The "Doc to the Rescue" and "Birthday Rescue" missions is set in a park, "Snow Place for Toys" in the snow. Kids will fix between 7 to 10 toys per mission, resulting in repairing 27 toys in all.
Half of the play experience is driving to each toy's location. Players use their finger to swipe left or right to move Doc into the best path for collecting coins. They must also be on the lookout for obstacles, such as park benches and items in the road. Occasionally, a shortcut appears to the right, and if players direct Doc down that path, her bike bell appears which kids can use to automatically collect more coins. Doc can only stop at a toy's location after she has filled her fix-it meter by collecting enough coins.
Upon finding a broken toy, Doc makes her crazy-sounding diagnosis, such as Burr-itis (for a toy that has been covered with snow) or Stuck-in-itis (for a toy that has splinters). Players then perform the necessary action to fix the toy, whether it be brushing off snow, removing splinters using tweezers, or selecting the missing part to make a toy whole.
When kids heal a toy, a sticker of that toy is added to your collection so that you can play with it later in your "Big Book of Boo-boos."
Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic Rescue is a fun app to use to introduce children to the concept of doctors and healing. By letting players heal the broken toys, they feel powerful and helpful. And with 27 toys to fix, the app offers a good play value.
The driving part of this app adds a whole new play pattern to the Doc McStuffins franchise. Little girls and boys will enjoy directing the driving and making fast decisions. The driving courses eventually get harder as they add things like jumping over obstacles, which required players to move their finger up at just the right time.
For families that enjoy this app, it offers one additional mission as an in-app purchase for $1.99, with the stickers for those healed toys costing $.99. Or families can buy both for $2.99. Appropriately, the in-app purchases are behind a parental gate, so parents don't have to worry about their kids accidentally buying extras.
With both driving fun and healing action, Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic Rescue will appeal to both girl and boy fans of the show. We like that the app teaches empathy while also challenging hand-eye-coordination.
This Doc McStuffins: Mobile Clinic Rescue app review was written by Jinny Gudmundsen.
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